Redefining Feminism in a Fractured Reality

ArtServe, Inc

With a focus on gender inequality, (DIS)OBEDIENT offers commentary from wage disparities and exploitative advertising to under-representation in the art world; and explores notions of feminism, redefined through the presentation of multi-disciplinary works, including visual and performing arts.


"We are living in a time where we can’t simply claim to be tolerant, not racist, and not sexist. 

We are living in a time where we must be actively accepting, antiracist, and anti-sexist, both internally and externally. 

We must actively make safe spaces for others and encourage the sharing of perspectives and experiences that are different from our own. 


(DIS)OBEDIENT exposes sociopolitical structures that support division, simplification, and erasure while promoting the dialog and evolving interchange of ideas around gender, sexuality, and culture.


By creating a safe space where collaborations can grow and all forms of expression are celebrated, we’re breaking patterns of shame, silence, and censorship. 

Personal transformation can be abrupt. 


This exhibition gives language to collective experiences and creates internal space for reflection and examination, leading to healing and increasing empathy for others in our communities. 

Artists in this exhibition created works with the full self-authorized intention to be featured in this institution without censorship." - (DIS)OBEDIENT Curators


Curatorial Team

Sophie Bonet, Curator, ArtServe

Carol-Anne McFarlane, Multidisciplinary Artist and Activist

Visual Arts

Avianna Obsourne, Bonnie Goldberg, Brenda Presil, Carol-Anne McFarlane, Claudia Bitran, Damali Abrams the Glitter Priestess, Doris Araujo, Fernanda do Valle, Gillian Kennedy Wright, Katie Cercone, Khaulah Naima Nuruddin, Leah Schrager, Liesa Cole, Linda Behar, Lisa Rockford, Lori Pratico, Luiza Prado​, Marilyn Johansen, Marilyn Walter, Melissa Vlahos, Michelle Marie Charles, Narcissister, Niki Lopez, Pinar Isik, Rebecca Goyette, Sibel Kocabasi, Sonia Báez-Hernández, Trish Stypka, VantaBlack, Yazmin Ibarguen, and Zipporah Michel


Performing Arts

The Audacity of Bodies and Hair Untamed

A Choreo-Poem conceived by Parkman Creative

Performed by Cristal Diaz, Yasmin Nasser, and Desiree Parkman. Poetry by Concious Sheesh. Music by Alice Coltrane, Janelle Monae, and Betty Wright



Choreography & Butoh dance performance by Pınar Işık. Music(Mors – Laloba – Wolf Women – Disi) by KARA (Karahan Kadrman). Lyric & Speaking Words by Ebru Atilla Sagay


Screening of The F Word by Robert Adanto (postponed)

2016 - 2019

Season Preview Exhibition, ArtServe, Sep 2019

HOME, ArtServe, Aug 2019

Reflect: Healing Through Art, ArtServe, May 2019

Frank Contemporaries, The Frank in Pembroke Pines in collaboration with  ArtServe, May 2019


IMPRESSIONS, Bonnet House Museum in Collaboration with  ArtServe, March 2019


Underneath the Veil, ArtServe, Feb 2019


ArtBravo Juried Exhibit, ArtServe, Feb 2019


Femme in Depth, ArtServe in Partnership with Holy Cross Women's Center, Fort Lauderdale, Feb 2019


Affirmation, ArtServe in Partnership with Urban League, Fort Lauderdale, Dec 2018


PRISM W Collection, ArtServe in Partnership with the W Hotel, Fort Lauderdale, Nov 2018


DREAMERS, ArtServe in Partnership with Miramar Cultural Center, Nov 2018


True Colors Exhibition & ArtChat with Larry Farrell, ArtServe, Oct 2018


Jeniffer Haley: Imaginary Conversations, Village Design Gallery, April 2018


Arts des Femmes Exhibition, Village Design Gallery, April 2018


Arts des Femmes Exhibition, Village Design Gallery, March 2018


Lena Luckey and Sandra Encaoua, Village Design Gallery, Feb 2018


All Colors, All Colors with Carolina Sitterson, Doris Araujo and Alexandra Cerutti, Village Design

Gallery, Jan 2018


CONTRAPOSITION Art Exhibition, a Collaboration between Marcella Novotny and Sophie Bonet, Village Design Gallery, Dec 2017


Group Exhibition:  Village Design & Xaman Projects Collaboration, Village Design Gallery. Nov 2017


Landscapes with Lisa dai Jacobs and Gabriela Esquivel, Village Design Gallery, Oct 2017


Photography Art Show: Rick McCawley, Maria Saenz Briones and Daniela Lozano, Village Design Gallery, Sept 2017


Collective Miami Art Exhibition: Rei Ramirez, Art Stone, Marilyn Bianco and Maria Saenz Briones, Village Design, Aug 2017


Female Local Artists Exhibition: Florencia Clement, Paloma Duenas and Gabriela Esquivel, Village Design Gallery, July 2017


Color Synthesis Group Exhibition: Josafat Miranda and Ignacio Larrique, Village Design Gallery, Mar 2017


Cafecito with The Ladies: Tony Mendoza - Solo Exhibition, Village Design Gallery, Feb 2017


Green?" Marcella Novotny, Village Design Gallery, Jan 2017


The Inevitable Search for the Unattainable, Village Design Gallery, Dec 2016